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The 25 best trainers of the summer

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Sam Diss
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The presence of the sun as we leave the office in the evening and the deluge of trainer releases can only mean one thing: it's nearly summer.

It’s 2017, you're knee deep in footwear choices. We've traipsed through the bulk of the summer's releases, reissues, and perennial faves to bring you a roundup of our favourites.

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer

    Reebok Exofit Lo Clean R12

    With a name like Terminator technology and a fresh upper, this is a classic take on the Classic.

    Available from END Clothing for £65

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    Nike Air Max 95

    A bit chunky, yeah, but with Air Max Day proving a big success and all those cool people you fancy off Instagram wearing them, get in now so as to not miss the wave.

    Available from Nike for £115

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    Golden Goose Deluxe Starter Leather-Trimmed Perforated Suede

    What a catchy name. These are very nice and everything but mostly they’re in here because the thought of someone wearing £365 trainers to a BBQ and immediately dropping burger grease and mustard all over them is hilarious to me. Go figure.

    Available from Mr. Porter for £365

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 9

    adidas EQT Support Ultra PK

    Pretend you’re gonna go running with these very cool Primeknits.

    Available at size? for £130.00

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 10

    Asics Gel-Lyte III Mesh

    Have you ever seen anything whiter in your entire life?

    Available from The Idle Man for £85

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    adidas Stan Smith Primeknit

    Breathable and flexible, this very special Primeknit take on the classic Stan is the ideal summer trainer.

    Available from Mr. Porter for £80

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 12

    Novesta Oi Polloi Star Master

    More heat from Manchester’s finest store in navy and raw gum. A bargain price, too.

    Available exclusively from Oi Polloi for £49

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    Diadora N9000 'Columbo'

    Have you ever seen it in Futurama where Zoidberg takes off his shell after a long day eating from bins? These trainers look quite a lot like his body but in the very best way possible. 

    Available from 14 April at End Clothing for £109

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    Onitsuka Tiger GSM 'Latte'

    A nice spin on a classic shoe with a summer vibe as subtle as a cool breeze, looking like a mix between an adidas Original and a Nike Dunk. Man, drink that in. 

    Available from Kith for £64

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    Nike Cortez

    They look like a tablet and are the trainer that made Nike the Brand into Nike the Icon – what’s not to love?

    Available from Nike for £70

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    adidas Samba OG

    Nothing says summer like a pair of trainers you can kick a ball around the park in while drinking some tinnies and then head to an actual, grown-up bar later without having to change them. 

    Available from End Clothing for £75

     

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    adidas Clima Cool 1

    When I was a kid, all of the cool PE teachers wore Clima Cools and, buddy, it doesn’t get much cooler than a cool PE teacher.

    Available now from Sneakersnstuff for £60

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 18

    Reebok Nylon

    Some very light Reeb runners for your hot feet.

    Available from Selfridges for £54.99

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    Onitsuka Tiger Platinum Samasara Lo

    A bit like the Tiger version of the Deconstructed trainers New Balance have been putting out for the last few years, the perforated detailing and suede upper make these a real winner.

    Available from Revolve for £80

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The Associate Editor of New Projects at ShortList, Sam enjoys making up words to annoy editors, writing features about sports, music, weird things, and cool people, and listening to Mark Morrison's 'Return Of The Mack'. He's also a fairly capable centreback. Follow Sam on Twitter: @SamDiss

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